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distressing (adj.)

"very painful or afflicting," 1580s, present-participle adjective from distress (v.). Related: Distressingly.

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Definitions of distressing from WordNet

distressing (adj.)
causing distress or worry or anxiety;
distressing (or disturbing) news
Synonyms: distressful / disturbing / perturbing / troubling / worrisome / worrying
distressing (adj.)
bad; unfortunate;
From wordnet.princeton.edu